There are two most important holidays celebrated by Jewish people each year: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This article will provide you with information about Happy Rosh Hashanah 2020 Greetings in Hebrew, Wishes and Customs that Jewish people follow during the High Holy Days.
Rosh Hashanah is also referred to as ” Head of the Jewish Year” and according to the Hebrew Calendar, Rosh Hashanah 5781 will be celebrated in the month of September or the month of Tishrei. It also marks the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and also proclaiming God as the king of the universe.
Happy Rosh Hashanah 2020 | Hashana 2020: The Jewish New Year
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year as God created the universe on this day and hence, it’s celebrated as the head of the Jewish year. This year, Rosh Hashanah 2020 will begin at sundown on the eve of Tishrei 1 (Sept. 18, 2020) and ends after nightfall on Tishrei 2 (Sept. 20, 2020).
For a detailed History of Rosh Hashanah, please read: Rosh Hashanah Meaning
Rosh Hashanah Customs includes sounding the shofar, a musical instrument used in ancient times which is made out of an animal’s horn, as prescribed in the Torah, following the prescription of the Hebrew Bible to “raise a noise” on Yom Teruah. Attending synagogue services and reciting special liturgy about teshuva is also the part of the tradition.
What is the purpose of Rosh Hashanah?
As previously mentioned that Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the universe but it also marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of soul-searching and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two “High Holy Days” in the Jewish religion.
Conservative Jews believe that our actions on Rosh Hashanah have a colossal impact on the new year. As mentioned in the Jewish teachings, it is believed that on this day all occupants of the world pass before God and it is announced in the heavenly court who will be granted life and who will leave this world aka death. Unlike modern-day new year, it is a time to pray and ask for forgiveness from God for all the sins committed and to grant us a year of unity, success and sanctification. Jewish people also participate in a Rosh Hashanah Custom called Tashlich where they throw bread crumbs into a naturally running body of water which symbolizes casting away their sins.
It is customary to have big traditional feasts on both nights of Rosh Hashanah which includes apples, honey, challah, fishes, brisket etc.
Here are some traditional ways to wish someone Rosh Hashanah Greetings:
The most popular greeting for Rosh Hashanah and in general the holiday season is ” L’shanah Tovah” which in Hebrew means “a good year”.
On the first night of Rosh Hashanah, if you are wishing a male, then say Leshanah tovah tikatev vetichatem;” and for a female, you can say “Leshanah tovah tikatevee vetichatemee” which means “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year”.
Download Happy Rosh Hashanah Images
Below I am sharing with you some really beautiful Images of Rosh Hashanah that can be downloaded for free. Don’t forget to send them to your friends, family and loved on Jewish New Year and wish them Happy Rosh Hashanah 2020.